After jamming together at local events, open mikes and bluegrass festivals, Melanie & the Boys decided to form as a group and quickly established themselves as a fixture at the Black Bear Winery in Greene NY.
The band has played at numerous public and private events around the Southern Tier, including The Chris Thater Memorial Race and Music Festival. This talented group plays a unique mix of music that is best described as Americana. The band performs songs from the greatest American musical traditions, including Bluegrass, Blues, Rock and Folk.
Favorites of Melanie & the Boys include tunes from the Grateful Dead, Son House, The Doors, John Prine, JD Crowe, and even a couple Johnny Cash favorites. Whatever tune Melanie & the Boys play at any given moment, they bring energy, enthusiasm and a playful sense of fun that is undeniably infectious.